Kuma’s Corner

0 Posted by - September 10, 2007 - Honorary Gluttons

I don’t often get too excited about burgers these days but when I heard what they were serving up at Kuma’s Corner my heart began to race.  I heard story about the heart stopping burgers at this discrete metal bar I got excited…like a little kid on Christmas morning.  Could the famous Kuma Burger live up to all the hype? Well….all I can say is that it was all that it could be and more!!


It doesn’t get much better than this! Everything is better with bacon and an egg on it! The pretzel roll and fries are perfect for getting up all that yolk that spills onto the plate.


The last glorious bite!!!!

I loved everything about this place from the death metal playing, the tatted up wait staff, the flash art in the pisser and the heart stopping food.  I did not try the other burgers they had but I heard nothing but good things from the crew.  Burgers named after death metal bands so you really can’t miss.  I do have to give props to the BBQ pork fries.  Come on BBQ pork, fries and cheese what else do you need?


As I left, in a cholesterol induced haze, I felt that I should be the one thanking them but they beat me to the punch….I’m such an ass.  Oh yeah by the way…don’t wear any clothes that you ever want to wear again because the smell of the place permeates every fiber and requires incineration.  Also a good tip is to shower before going to bed because I hear the smell transfers to your sheets but it is all worth it because this is the best burger in Chicago!!


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    Darwensi September 10, 2007 - 11:50 pm Reply

    The “Slayer” was my favorite by far…Prep consisted of rubbing ANGER into the meat.

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    admin September 11, 2007 - 7:30 am Reply

    The Black Sabbath was satanic. It aint pretty and could’ve easily been served in a diaper. The only thing it’s missing is the egg.

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    jimmy December 31, 2008 - 11:03 am Reply

    you are SO on for most of your reviews and i thank you profusely for introducing me to some really killer joynts, but i just feel you are a lemming on this one and someone has to be contrarian.

    kuma’s is completely overated hipster food.

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    roy December 31, 2008 - 2:01 pm Reply

    Overrated? Jimmy, I think you owe us a burger recommendation! Where can we go to get a superior burger in Chicago? (Burger supremacy has always been an interest of mine.)

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    jimmy January 4, 2009 - 10:37 am Reply

    my favorite (worldwide) has always been top notch on the southside (95th and hoyne). very basic burger, nothing fancy… old skool if you will. they have been serving them the same way for a LONG time. if you go, get the king cheese with grilled onions and the fries.

    sorry to be like this about a post but i guess i am just a very basic person for a burger and all the kuma craziness is good but i feel it all overwhelms the star of the show… the patty. they are good, but i just feel they try too much. maybe i should try a basic burger at kumas and repost… hmmm.. sounds like a good reason to return.

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    Burger Affinity - Chicago Gluttons March 19, 2009 - 5:29 pm Reply

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    TL Architect June 13, 2009 - 1:52 pm Reply

    Jimmy I agree with you, Kuma’s is as overrated as your first hand-job at a y-dance, and I will follow with my own rec so relax! When your waitstaff cant answer a simple question about the beef product(chuck, round or sirloin?) they are slop-slinging in a joint that yell’s all over the burger scene like a snot-nosed brat…re-think your concept. I might just wear a bondage mask if I have to go there again.
    Freddie’s Pizza & Sandwich’s at 701 W 31st St is a cheese burger. Char-grilled so you can taste the grill. Cheese that actually has substance. Buns that still crunch from the toasting. Ridge cut pickles that tickle your taste buds. Get it to-go from the ally pick-up counter.
    If that doesn’t do it for you then try Parkside Cafe, 308 W 33rd St. Just go there and get the cheeseburger. NOW!

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    burgerboy June 18, 2009 - 10:09 am Reply

    some of my faves- Dublins, John Barleycorn, Five Guys, Mike Ditkas. Kuma’s was tasty and HANDS DOWN has the best variety, but a 2 hour wait? I’m a metalhead and love burgers, and the wait isn’t worth it, even for me…

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    Bill F September 16, 2010 - 12:43 pm Reply

    Burgers called “Slayer” and “Black Sabbath”? Served by tatted doofuses too cool for the room? Where you can’t hear the waitress over the background death metal? It’s my kind of place. I’d eat one of their burgers if it was a disk shaped from a pit bull turd, topped with sheep placenta and named “The Skinny Puppy”. Oh, wait a minute. I had that one.

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    Candice August 7, 2011 - 5:24 pm Reply

    I love Kuma’s burgers, but I hate the wait. I even love the metal…. so I submit for your consideration The Lockdown. They have a similar variety of burgers, but instead of being metal bands, they are jail themed.

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